Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I bumped into these life crystals, which used to be looted with a hammer, but now in 1.2, I cannot do that anymore.

Red crackled heart

How do I loot the crystals?

share|improve this question
up vote 19 down vote accepted

According to the official patch notes:

  • The hammer is now used for creating slopes, halftiles, and breaking walls only

  • Pickaxes will now remove blocks, placeable objects, and items such as Life Crystals and chests

share|improve this answer
he wants to know how in 1.2 you can loot them the way you make is sound is like your danceing around the question ^.^ it should be an easy alas i dont know cuz last time i played terraria was when they stoped updateing it – zeke Oct 1 '13 at 17:32
im not going to downvote because it was a sugestion but you could go looking for one and editing your results in your answer, it could be fun – zeke Oct 1 '13 at 17:38
Pickaxe worked great, found out the behavior later when trying pickaxe on chests (which were looted with a hammer before). Thanks. – 3ventic Oct 1 '13 at 18:02

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.